Tank Leona Build

Tank Leona build with runes and items. Tank Leona guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Leona build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Leona and build Tank.
Tank Leona ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Leona ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Leona ability Eclipse should be leveled first.
W
Leona ability Zenith Blade should be leveled second.
E
Leona ability Shield of Daybreak should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Force of Nature should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Hollow Radiance should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Aftershock from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Leona Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  3. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  4. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  5. Be careful to not waste Aftershock. Try timing it and keeping it for going in.

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Lead the charge and mark your foes with Sunlight before your allies deal damage.
  2. Shield of Daybreak and Zenith Blade form a powerful offensive combo.
  3. You can absorb a huge amount of damage using Eclipse, but you must stay near enemies to gain the bonus duration.

Skill Order

  • Leona [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Shield of Daybreak
  • Leona [object Object] ability.
    W
    Eclipse
  • Leona [object Object] ability.
    E
    Zenith Blade
  • Leona [object Object] ability.
    R
    Solar Flare

Items

Starting items
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Good tank items
Fimbulwinter item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Good MR items
Hollow Radiance item.
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Good Armor items
Randuin's Omen item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Unending Despair item.
Thornmail item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Frozen Heart item.
Situational items
Knight's Vow item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Sterak's Gage item.
Wit's End item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Force of Nature item.
Thornmail item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Unending Despair item.